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Loretta D. Lasseigne

November 9, 1920 — December 23, 2021

St. Martinville - A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, December 30, 2021, at Pellerin Funeral Home in St. Martinville for Loretta Ducrest Lasseigne, 101, who passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2021, at Landmark of Acadiana Nursing Home.


The family requests that visiting hours be observed at the funeral home from 7:00 am until 10:00 am on Thursday.

A rosary will be prayed at 9:00 am on Thursday.

Rev. Ed Degeyter will officiate at the Funeral Service.

Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery in St. Martinville.

Born and raised in the same house on Main Street in St. Martinville, Loretta lived there for the remainder of her life with her husband and her mother. She was married to the late Allen J. Lasseigne in October 1955, for over 60 years. Loretta was a parishioner of St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church her entire life and was an active member of the Catholic Daughter of America for over 50 years.

After graduation from high school in St. Martinville, she continued her education at SLI (now ULL) and got a degree in Secretarial Science in 1942. After that she started her employment with the Louisiana Department of Health and worked at the St. Martin Parish Health Unit from 1943 until her retirement in 1978, with over 35 years of service.

She and her husband enjoyed traveling and site seeing. They visited numerous states in the United States, as well as several countries outside of the USA. She enjoyed spending time with family and their many close friends. Although she didn't have any children of her own, she considered her nieces and nephews her children.

Loretta was a resident of Landmark of Acadiana for the last year of her life. We would like to thank all the staff at Landmark for her care during this time. We would also like to thank Lourdes Hospice for caring for her the last couple of months. Last, but not least, we would like to thank her caregivers, Theresa Vital Gardner, Tomekia Vital and Kamika Vital, while she was at home from the time of her husband's passing until the time she entered the nursing home.

She is survived by her nieces, Yvonne Daigle (Randy) and Rebecca Cormier (Eddie); nephews, Mark Ducrest (Julie), Paul Ducrest (Nancy), Frank Ducrest (Janell) and Ted Ducrest (Maxine).

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Anna Mouton Ducrest; husband, Allen John Lasseigne; brothers, Willis Ducrest, Hugh Ducrest and Robert Ducrest; nephew, Willis Stephen Ducrest; and nieces, Reberta Heingarten, Del Goodson and Yolande Ducrest.

Pallbearers will be Mark Ducrest, Paul Ducrest, Frank Ducrest, Ted Ducrest, Randy Daigle, and Eddie Cormier.

Pellerin Funeral Home of St. Martinville, 112 New Market St., St. Martinville, LA 70582, (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.

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Thursday, December 30, 2021

7:00 - 10:00am (Central time)

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112 N New Market St, Saint Martinville, LA 70582

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